Other than Google
Here are some academic search engines.

World Book Web
You will need your library card to access
this online encyclopedia

Award Winners

ArtCyclopedia - Navigates you through art resources searchable by subject, artist, medium, and more

Guide to Grammar and Writing - This site is great if you're looking for some in-depth instruction or assistance.  It's got some online quizzes. Plus it's got a really great section on writing, and the writing process.  If you've got an essay assignment, start with this site.

GrammarBook.com - Who vs. Whom? Whoever vs. Whomever? That vs. Which? If you don't know when to use what, check out this site.  A lot of it requires a subscription ($), but the good basic grammar and punctuation rules are provided free.

Purdue Online Writing Lab - Follow the link for Grades 7-12 Instructors and Students.  There are some great tips to help you with research papers or essays.  There's even a section on how to conquer "writer's block."

OnlineCollegeClasses.org Guide to Grammar and Writing - We've hunted down the best resources on all the major aspects of good writing, from how to tell if your comma use is grammar-legal, to how to structure an essay.  Check out these links on sentences, paragraphs, essays and punctuation that can help make formal writing as easy as texting.

Shakespeare for kids - While working puzzles, answering quizzes and learning new words, you'll learn about Shakespeare, his plays and Elizabethan England

Poet's Corner - This is a great poetry resource. Here's how they describe it on the site's home pages.... "The collection covers roughly 7,000 works by about 800 poets - including some of the best known works in the English language - and many obscure and forgotten works that are well worth reading."

Poetry 180 - This isn't your standard poetry - there's something for everyone.  Sponsored by the Library of Congress, the introduction says. 
"Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race.  By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed."

Library of Congress: Poetry and Literature - Poetry webcasts, poetry news and events, columns from the Poet Laureate and more.  The site also has links to many other poetry-related sites, including an archive of recorded poetry and literature.

General Math Help
WebMATH - This site lets you type in a math problem and it will give you a step-by-step guide on how to solve it.  The site covers general math, algebra, geometry, calculus and others.

math.com - A very comprehensive site.  There is hlep with basic math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and more. Be careful not to follow non-site links and ads, just stay to the "Select Subject" menu on the left.

math2.org - Site contains basic math reference tables.  A nice feature is the math message board where you can post a specific math question and get answers from other students or experts.

Math.com-Algebra - The nice thing about this site is that it lets you choose the type of problem you need to work on and then it takes you through four steps: a first glance or simple overview, an in-depth explanation, examples and finally a chance for you to proactive on some real problems

Algebra Equation Calculator - This is a fairly complete site with an automated equation calculator.

www.algebra.com - This is one of the best sites.  It's created by people who really love algebra.  Though there are ads onthis site if you stick to the center area, you'll find problems and be able to see lessons, examples and more.

The Word Factbook - this site, created by the CIA, provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

50states.com - everything you would ever want to know about each of the 50 United States.

Government and Politics
Official Website of the White House 

Presidents of the United States - This site is part of the Internet Public Library.  It displays links to biographies of every U.S. President. 

Library of Congress - Thomas - Designed "in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson" this site will give you detail about legislation going through Congress

BBC News Country Profiles - Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories as well as background on key institutions.

http://http://www.sparknotes.com/testprep/  -  Resources and information to help you prepare for various tests, including SAT, ACT, AP Subject Tests and GRE.